Musings of a Muse

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Aug 21, 2008

Lorac Double Feature Concealer Highlighter Duo Review

I'm still rounding up concealers and today I'm bringing you a review of Lorac Double Feature Concealer and Highlighter. This concealer is brand new from Lorac. Tired of all these concealers yet?!











As you can see above the packaging is an interesting pull out design. Unroll and you'll end up with directions, alternate uses for the product, and detailed photos for use. It's like a little cardboard newsletter that unrolls with the box.

Well done Lorac on creating a very interesting concealer duo! I should start my review by saying I don't approve of lipstick style concealers in a tube. I've tried a few and all are really bad simply because the formula is so very difficult to blend and ALOT of tugging is involved.



Lorac got a tiny bit inventive with this new concealer. I originally purchased this assuming that it consisted of three parts. I was thinking it was a concealer, a rollerball setting powder, and a highlighter. Turns out I was quite wrong! It's a concealer, highlighter, and a rollerball applicator. This does not come with a powder, why I was thinking the rollerball was a powder is beyond me






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Turns out the rollerball is what makes this such a fine product. The concealer is somewhat your typical stick concealer which I'm not too fond of. The formula is creamy however it doesn't glide as easily as I'd like it to under my eye but the rollerball ends up making the concealer into something special. If I had to use the concealer on it's own without the rollerball I'd be highly disappointed as it does involve some tugging to get on and of course tugging to blend.

So how does it work? Simple. Swipe the concealer gently under each eye, proceed to roll over the concealer using the rollerball applicator, continue rolling until your concealer is completely blended in. The rollerball does such a good job of blending the concealer you won't need to pat or rub with your fingertips. The effect is an airbrushed look that erases fine lines, dark circles, and bags. However, it does deserve to be mentioned that this involves a good deal of tugging. I tried doing this gently but it doesn't completely blend as well with a lighter touch. It disturbs me that I have to roll so hard to get it blended. Less tugging on the eye are is always good and this involves a considerable amount of tugging.



After you've blended your concealer you can take the opposite end of the applicator which houses the highlighter and dot under your eye. This gives a tiny bit of shimmer and light to the eye area. I mistakenly did three dots and I got a rather shiny, disco ball look going on under my eyes so use this sparely and you'll achieve the desired effect of a hint of brightness and highlighting under the your eye. The highlighter doubles up as a cheek and brow bone highlighter as well. The color of the highlighter is a creamy light yellow gold with a hint of shimmer. This comes with a sponge tip applicator however I do not recommend using the applicator to blend as it'll add WAY too much of the product and you will end up sporting some seriously shimmer under your eyes. The effect sometimes looks mannequin-like or sports almost a clay-like look which I really don't like but if I use alot less I get the desired effect of a brighter eye area. I'm not sure if I'd recommend using this under the eye if you're older I may stick to using this as a highlighter on my brow bone.



The duo is available in three color selections and although the lightest version worked well for me I can't help but be disappointed at the lack of variety in shades. The colors range from light, medium, to dark but even the darkest selection doesn't appear to be suited to ever all deeper skin tones.



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Aside from that mild ranting I did I love this. Would I buy it if it wasn't a duo? Absolutely not as the stick concealer isn't that fabulous however since the rollerball actually aids in making the concealer rather wonderful plus the highlighter gives a rather lovely bright look to the eye area I definately liked it. It's $24 USD and available from Sephora now if you're lemming it. I did forget to mention that the wear on this is wonderfully good which is what made me like it even more.

Generally speaking I could probably just purchase a rollerball somewhere on E-bay and use it with a stick concealer however this comes all together and makes concealing your eyes an absolute breeze while offering great coverage and an airbrushed finish.

The Muse likes it with a few minor problems that could use improving! But it's definately not bad and worth checking out for yourself!

Love it?

Want it?

Tried it already?

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14 Comments:

Blogger *Jen* said...

Izzy you're always reviewing the products I'm curious about it! I LOVE IT!! It's like you're psychic--one of the many reasons I love you so much <3

I was itching with curiosity over this rollerball, but since I don't use undereye concealer I would've never had the opportunity to try this out for myself.

I'm loving all these concealer review though!

August 21, 2008 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey jen!

LOL I try :) =-) MWAH!

I'm glad you enjoyed the review.

You're lucky. I always say if you don't need it don't start lol!

reason being it seems I never needed it either and suddenly after using it I ALWAYS need it now!

Glad you're enjoying 'em :-)

Plenty planned for next week plus a slew of new collections yay!

August 21, 2008 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Dao said...

Hi Muse,

I love LORAC! It's the one and only brand I truly say you can't go wrong. Carol Shaw is awesome and I keep on going back to her brand many times, even when I want to branch out to something new.

August 21, 2008 at 5:23 PM  
Anonymous rocketqueen said...

Wow, that rollerball thing is so smart! Way to go Lorac! I've actually never tried anything from the brand!

Write me a Musemail, hun!

(((hugs)))

August 22, 2008 at 1:38 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi dao!

I like Lorac myself and always find with every purchase I'm very happy :) I remember my first tint I brought from them! Love at first sight!

August 22, 2008 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi linn!

unique isn't it!?

I sure will I'm so sorry just been swamped as always!

Ugh!

August 22, 2008 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Sher said...

ugh thanks soo much for your concealer reviews!Im always ont hej lookout for a good concealer for my under eyes. ive got asthma and allergies so ive got natural bags under my eyes :( I might give this one a shot!

August 22, 2008 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger caked.on said...

Does the skin get pulled or tugged when you're moving the roller ball on it?

And, it says that it is a blemish concealer, wouldn't the area around the pimple become red because it is being irritated?

I don't know about you, but those were the first thoughts that came to my paranoid mind.

August 23, 2008 at 3:00 AM  
Anonymous rocketqueen said...

I think you should come to Sweden and have yourself a nice little vacation! Yes yes! There's no swamps here so fear not! Sweden will take care of the Muse and love her dearly! And feed her with hot yummy cocoa and comfort food! Everything to reload the Muse's battery!

August 23, 2008 at 4:21 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi sher!

You're most welcome, it's my pleasure!

I am too! Constantly seeking the perfect one :)

Aw poor you! So does my sis and she's always baggy! It's tough when allergies are always keeping your eyes looking sleepy! hopefully one of my reviews will end you up with an HG concealer :)

August 25, 2008 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi caked on.

I mentioned in my review quite a bit of tugging was sadly involved. Did you miss it :)

I have no idea if it would become irritated as I don't use this as a cover up or spot treatment just as an undereye concealer. I mentioned in a few of my posts I don't use concealer on pimples or my face just under my eyes :)

Well one of my first thoughts was definately the tugging involved which is why I went into great detail about it in my review :) as for blemishes I never use concealer for those so that didn't enter my mind much!

Hope this helps!

August 25, 2008 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey linn!

LOL sounds good. Maybe it'll get rid of my dark circles do you think? The promise of comfort food and cocoa is too hard to refuse hehe :)

MWAH!

August 25, 2008 at 2:45 PM  
Anonymous rocketqueen said...

Yes it will! LOL! Come here! MWAH! (I forgot - that's hot cocoa with whipped cream on top! and possibly a cherry!)

August 26, 2008 at 4:36 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey linn!

Aw thanks honey!

MWAH!

make that double cherry for me!

August 29, 2008 at 11:27 AM  

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